W&L offers abundant resources to help you identify internships across the country and around the world. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to connecting you with opportunities where you can explore your interests and gain valuable professional experience.
The university also provides generous funding that makes these experiences possible. Grants and stipends are available to support travel, living costs and other expenses associated with internships and equivalent experiences, allowing you to focus on a future that is tailored to your passions.
Washington Term Program
Johnson Opportunity Grant
Shepherd Poverty Program
London Internship Program
Cape Town Summer Internship Program
On and Off Campus
Career ExplorationStudents take part in programs that put their newfound skills and knowledge to work while providing practical experience that prepares them for future careers.
Zahin Reaz '22 World Bank Treasury
During my internship at the World Bank’s Treasury, I worked with the central banks of 147 nations, developing analyses of their Reserve Advisory and Management policies by valuing the individual securities. My experience in W&L's Williams Investment Society and in optimizing portfolio returns in my Investments class helped with conducting the analysis.
Taylor Garcia '22 Capitol Hill Intern
I interned for House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA-01) during Washington Term Program. I researched current legislation, ran errands to and from the congressman’s Capitol office and personal office, conversed with constituents, and helped office staff. I’ll cherish my experience on the Hill and memories with fellow Whipterns and Washington Term students forever — it was the opportunity of a lifetime.
Chris Tucker '23 University of Arizona Ornithology
During my internship, funded by the National Science Foundation’s Research Experiences for Undergraduates program, I gained experience with the tools and methods commonly used in the field of ornithology and discovered the challenges and responsibilities that accompany independent research. My classes prepared me for the workload and I enjoyed seeing concepts that fascinated me in classes like zoology and herpetology come to life.
Allie Stankewich '23 Public Health in the Tropics
Last summer participated in the Public Health in the Tropics Internship in Jinja, Uganda. The experience gave me a great deal of independence and the opportunity to study the well-being of people and the environment in different cultures. I have learned the value of interdisciplinary thinking and approaches to global issues through my liberal arts experience, and I am grateful for the opportunities I’ve had to explore my passions.